Bereavement support

Our Family Support Team provides a range of services to our patients and their family members. We are here to help adults and children, both before and after bereavement.

Our team of volunteer Bereavement Support Practitioners are trained to provide one-to-one emotional support for family members, carers and friends of anyone who has died in our care.

About two months after a patient has died, the Family Support Team write to the designated next of kin with information about our support. However, you can contact the team at any time – support is available whenever it’s needed.

Some people prefer to work through their grief in other ways so we offer regionally-based community support groups and interest-based groups, open to all bereaved people, not just those personally connected with Dorothy House. Find out more about these groups below.